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Old 07-23-2021, 10:00 AM
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Mark I (WOT 1/50)

Mark I - British heavy tank during the First World War. Designed in 1916. The first tank ever used in combat (September 15, 1916, Battle of the Somme). The founder of the family of British "diamond-shaped" tanks.

Color printing on office paper. 0.5 and 1 mm cardboard. PVA glue and cyanoacryl gel. Homa paints, wire for beading. Tools: office knife and OLFA, scissors, awl, ruler, toothpicks.
The magazine was downloaded from the WOT website.
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Собираем танк WWI Mark I из картона. Британский "ромб" в бумаге. Собираем технику от World of Tanks. - YouTube

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Old 07-23-2021, 10:10 AM
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Absolutely superb!
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:37 AM
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Great build, and great pictures.
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Outstanding build!
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:22 AM
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thats a cracking build photos are amazing well done all round
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Old 07-25-2021, 11:23 AM
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By "color printing on office paper" do you mean all parts were printed on regular paper, then glued to cardstock?
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:19 PM
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Great build. It's really hard to find mesh material for the anti-grenade screen which is fine enough. The original had chicken wire with about half inch apertures which is really small at 1:50.

It's always been a source of argument whether the roofs of the Mark I tanks were painted with the multi-colour Solomon scheme. My own view is that they probably weren't since aerial observation wasn't much of an issue in 1916. It's almost certain the base colour of the Mark I tanks was Battleship Grey - the uniform Brown colour wasn't used until the Mark IIs.

The original rhomboid tank was "Mother" - designed after Little Willie failed to met the War Department obstacle and trench crossing tests.

The track plates on the rhomboid tanks were a one piece forging and the raised part of the track plate curved over the following plate. Using strips to bridge the track plates doesn't really work without putting a curve in the strip.

There are lots of errors in the WoT Mark I model - it was based on Russian drawings of the tank rather than the definitive drawings available at the time of design from the Landships forum (we, at Landships, offered, WoT refused). The Mark I models at landships.info are very close to the accurate set of drawings.

Looks like you would be up for the partner design to the Mark I - the Gun Carrier Mark I - used the same engine and transmission but was a very different design. A 1:48 Gun Carrier is available at landships.info.

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